Durham County

Gas line break near Angier and South Alston avenues closes road, prompts evacuation

A construction accident Tuesday breached a four-inch natural gas line near Angier and South Alston avenues and resulted in the closure of a section of South Alston Avenue and the evacuation of some apartments off Stokes Street.

The accident occurred at 10:56 a.m. Tuesday, said Durham Fire Department Deputy Chief Chris Iannuzzi who said firefighters responded to the scene.

South Alston Avenue was closed from East Main Street to Gann Street for approximately three hours and several apartments off Stokes Street were evacuated. The evacuation order was rescinded after about three hours.

Colin Warren-Hicks: 919-419-6636, @CWarrenHicks